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. there haven't been a lot of good things, the nsa stuff in particular. the economy is beginning to look a little firmer. and so, usually, that is the fundamental push in the trend line. so, yeah, there is a little surprise there. >> bill: you know, all of the talk about -- of course, benghazi, the irs, the department of justice and then, as you points out, the nsa. it all had its impact the. on nsa, the president said the intelligence community has to explain what this program is all about. they made their first attempt saying this has foiled 50 different terrorist plots. do you think this buries the issue and americans will accept it and go along now? >> there are a couple of different layers to the issue. one is: do -- -- does the public generally accept the notion of vacuuming up all of this data? if it is persuaded that this is what is necessary to stop terrorist actions. my guess is the public would be split but basically lean towards favoring it. and as we have seen over the past couple of weeks in polling on this stuff. the second is: does the
over the top eight economies will discuss issues. western lea leaders will likely clash with president putin who has begun arming the syrian government. here is what president obama said after the two heavyweights met for the first time in a year today. >> obama: we do have differing perspectives on problems but we share an interest in reducing the violence ensuring that chemical weapons are neither used or they subject to proliferation, and we want to try to resolve the issue through political means if possible. >> michael: i'm wearing a tie, they are at the g-8 summit they are not just saying. it is being reported that the us and uk spied on foreign officials. president obama might have a lot to explain to his foreign counterparts this week. back at home his approval ratings are the lowest in the last year and a half. for the first time in his presidency, half of americans don't see president obama as honest and trust-worthy. here toe talk about the implications of all of this is democratic strategist peter fenn. he joins us from washington. peter
to his improbable victory in a sluggish economy. and a lot of it had to do with the geek gap. and i detail that and also with obama's ability to craft a message and with romney's unbelievable level of dysfunction as a presidential candidate. >> michael: and aloofness too. you talk also about the madmen campaign of mitt romney. >> this was not my expression this was romney's chief strategist saying he was assembling a madmen team. these are ad guys from the '80s in boston, who worked on reagan's reelection campaign. so while romney was running a 20st century campaign, obama was running the first digital campaign of the 21st century, and that contrast -- everybody knows that obama did better on digital campaign i'm trying to show how. these geeks in what they called the cave in chicago, three professional poker players, child prodigy -- >> michael: wild stuff. >> to help re-engineer american politic politics. >> michael: and you had access to all of these folks? >> yeah, on both sides. midnight emails from romney's chief strategist to provide a 360 degree look
of the states like where i live in miami, don't have an economy, and basically they live off of federal money right? >> who -- >> caller: i said most southern states with these southern borders, most of these governors they don't have a real economy. there is no industry here. >> stephanie: they take more out of the federal government than they put in unlike most blue states that put in more than they take out. >> caller: exactly. my point is imagine with these border agents, that would only boost their economies, and if you think we have a problem now in trying to bring them to the table, you know, as far as negotiating with them, imagine, you know if they have a sort of fledgling economy, along with these federal dollars that are consistently going to be coming in. and if you flood the border with these agents forget about ever reducing it. because they always go back to the point where they need us. >> i think adding a few more border agents is going to not have much effect on the economy of a state. >> well, look at these states that have these prisons they are buil
that line from the up rising. it started as a protest against the backdrop of a declining economy, lack of jobs, corrupt government and excitement with what was going on in the arab world. he followed the tactic of his father, and he said they would strike precisely. they have used brutality they're unleashed every weapon that we're aware of in their arsenal against the population. that they are terrorists is a--there are terrorist factions among the rebels. are they all terrorists? no. but it's a mixed bag. and he has chosen that rationale to tell the world you've got to either stay with me or what will come after me will be much worse for you than what you see today in syria. >> john: indeed. it's very terrifying, and one can only hope that president obama and putin have taken the time to talk to each other and hopefully flush out a way to deal with the-- >> i doubt it. >> cenk: i doubt t too but i'm paid to be an optimist. ambassador richard murphy. thank you for joining us. up next we'll look at the around the clock coverage of the miss teen pageant. when we come back. view this wee
the economy, we can talk. but the unconstitutionallizing of -- institutionalizing is part of the obama legacy. go ahead. >> this is not film to say that he is as bad as bush to say there's one area that he is following in bush's footsteps and in some ways, has our ability to do surveillance on a massive scale has increased so has that surveillance. >> stephanie: well, you know you probably saw michael hayden on the sunday shows who is the head of this under bush. he said look, obama is doing this with much more transparency than we did. he's doing it -- everything obama has said with more oversight and more checks and balances. you can have the whole discussion. should we be doing any of it in the first place. i had alan grayson on last week who i love. we have to have agitators and great liberals but his bill, when the president said you didn't have 100% security and 100% privacy his bill would give us 100% privacy but i don't think it's workable. >> i think i said last week, my take is this is happening. we now know it is happening. that it's not not going to happen. and even if they craft
liberties, on our economy and most importantly, would kill hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in an instant. so it really is a -- a weapon that is unique in its destructive power which is why global zero was formed because we see the weapons spreading. we see a new version of the nuclear arms race that is horizontal with more countries getting, with terrorists trying to get them. and it only takes one nuclear bomb. as president obama said in his prague speech, this matters to people everywhere. it if this bomb goes off in new york or london or in delhi it would catastrophic for the world. >> john: one last question. if the people lead, will the leaders follow? >> that is our hope. that's really the founding premise behind global zero. i think president obama wants to see a world without nuclear weapons. we know that. i think other leaders around the world want to see it. the public, the media leaders young people need to get behind this. globalzero.org to join. we have a great group of some of the world's best artists who have backed the movement which certainly helps. we need
action to slow climate change and putting people back to work as our economies recover. >> obama: every person can enjoy the dignity that comes from work whether they live in chicago or cleveland or belfast or berlin, in athens or madrid, everybody deserves opportunity. we have to have economies that are working for all people, not just those at the very top. >> speaking of the economy a new cnn rsp poll asks if you're better economically now? >> conditions are somewhat good, 44% of americans say their personal financial situation worse off than a year ago. kind of a mixed bag. we're back after the break. party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our poli
fort meade where the nsa is. we're talking about a real profound transformation not only of the economy of the city, but the demographics, the it's physical shape that has come about simply because of all of this national security contracting that begs a lot of questions that david talked about. you know, over time progressively we've gotten a little bit more information about what happens in the nsa what are these guys up to, but it's been a topic of creeping ominousness for a decade now because we've all seen just the scale of money and employees that these companies have. >> john: david, before i move off this topic i do want to ask can you explain what the no- no-money rule is when it comes to booz allen? >> i've written about this before. when it comes to political reporting, the influence of money itself, of what politicians are saying to us and how they're vote something essentially written out of the story. you'll have some stories that are specifically about just about the money going into the political system. but in the day-to-day political reportage, if you read about a give
to jamal, the economy is picking up but frankly, it is not picking up as fast in other parts of the country. if you really look at the environment is really kind of -- making this close. but again he's got a very strong case to make about budget reform. school reform. obviously gun violence reform which you know, he's delivered. >> bill: his response to hurricane sandy, he was right on it. >> that's actually where he scores the highest marks. this guy has strong leadership skills. >> so important when it comes time for a chief executive. he seems like he's kind of working from the heart. he seems like one of these guys speaking from the heart and doing what he thinks and feels right thing to do. people respond to that in the end. >> bill: two talkers here. you can get a word in edgewise here on the phone at 1-866-55-press. on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. gentlemen, president obama in europe yesterday. and he got a little -- you know, little flak on the news about nsa here in this country. got a little flak of all places, in germany about this. david lette
of which said let's stop talking about abortion and rape and start talking about jobs and the economy. and yet here we go. what is the house voting on? you cover it. this is their bill. >> they have a few things on the agenda. that is one of their prime legislative items. i think it will be later today or tomorrow. >> bill: so how does this -- again, i agree with you. we're not debating abortion here right? let's talk about the tactics of it. how does this expand the base and the outreach of the republican party? >> two women it doesn't -- to women, it doesn't help. >> bill: anybody they don't already have. >> especially when it comes to -- you know, when you're working on bills like this and it leads to moments that we heard from the arizona congressman with the rape and the pregnancy. >> when you have a full plate you make it fuller then there starts to be what i think of as seepage. meaning as you're trying to make the deal for a very important complicated bill like immigration, when you go talk to someone, if you're a whip or one of the lawmakers then you know. you have to say i c
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